EndNote Version 6.0 Bibliographical Software Available To Students, Faculty and Staff Through University Site License

New York, NY - August 27, 2002 Columbia University Libraries signed a site license for EndNote with ISI ResearchSoft. Beginning with the 2002 fall semester, all current students, faculty, and staff at Columbia, Barnard, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary will be able to obtain a personal copy of EndNote bibliographic software free of charge. The software should be of great assistance to all who make use of the Libraries' extensive collection of information resources in their study, research, and teaching.

The software will be available online for downloading by current students, faculty and staff with a CUID and password at the beginning of the fall semester via the Libraries' EndNote information page: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/help/howto/endnote/.

EndNote will be installed on workstations in AcIS labs and electronic classrooms, the Electronic Text Service (Butler 305), and computer classrooms and labs at the Health Sciences Library, Barnard, Teachers College, and the School of Social Work. Three versions of the software will be available for download: EndNote 6.0 for Windows, EndNote 6.0 for Macintosh (requires OSX), and EndNote 5.0 for Macintosh (earlier operating systems).

The Libraries will be offering a series of weekly Endnote instruction sessions in Butler 306 beginning September 4 and continuing throughout the semester. They are free of charge, but do require an online or telephone registration. A full listing of those sessions, along with an online registration form, is available at:

Classes will also be offered at the Health Sciences campus, Teachers College, and the School of Social Work. (Links to those schedules will be provided from the Libraries' EndNote page as soon as they are available.)

The most widely-used software of its kind on the market, EndNote allows users to search, retrieve and store citations from bibliographic databases such as ABI Inform, the Web of Science, Anthropological Literature, the MLA Bibliography, or library catalogs. EndNote also enables researchers to track their use of resources for a particular project or to maintain an ongoing list of relevant literature via searchable and customizable personal databases. Endnote can generate bibliographies, reading lists, and footnotes in a wide variety of styles, and because it links directly to word-processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Wordperfect, it enables users to add and format citations as they write.

To learn about EndNote and opportunities for training and help with using it, see the LibraryWeb EndNote page, contact us by phone at 212-854-7547 or by email at: ets@library.columbia.edu.

written: 08/12/02 KRS
edited: 08/28/02 KRS